RALEIGH — Republican U.S. Representatives from North Carolina Dan Bishop (NC-09), Ted Budd (NC-13), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11) and Richard Hudson (NC-08) have signed on as co-sponsors for HR 6945, theAct prohibiting keeping all firearms in a system that restricts your rights (REGISTRATION)or No REGISTRY Act for short.
According to the two-page draft of the measure, No Registry’s primary purpose is “to amend Title 18 of the United States Code, to end the federal government’s collection of firearms transaction records.” fire from abandoned firearms businesses, to require the destruction of such collected records, and for other purposes.
The measure would require the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to remove or delete all existing firearms and firearms transactions, including records maintained by the ATF are apparently closing in on a billion, according to aJanuary 31 reportin the Free Washington Beacon.
the Free Washington Beacon The article states that “While the ATF denies that these records are used to track gun owners, it is transferring hard copies of the information into a searchable digital database which it says is used to trace firearms linked to crimes. The ATF reported that 865,787,086 of the recordings are already in digital format.
“The right to own and bear arms is one of our nation’s most fundamental freedoms,” Hudson said in a press release. “The Biden administration’s proposed ATF registry rule is another threat to our Second Amendment. I am proud to co-sponsor the No REGISTRY Rights Act to uphold the rights of all law-abiding citizens.
Republican U.S. Representative Michael Cloud (TX-27) is quoted by the Washington Free Beacon as leading an investigation into the ATF’s Apparent Firearms Sales Database, which led to the subsequent filing of the No REGISTRY Act , of which Cloud is the main sponsor.
The measure would also allow gun sellers and dealers to destroy their records when such a business closes. Under current laws, a licensed arms dealer who closes their business is required to turn over all records for the past 20 years to the ATF, which then places those transaction records in a database.
President Biden’s recent gun law proposals would end the 20-year period and instead require registrations for all the years a dealer has been in business.
Hudson signed a second gun-related measure, the Firearms Industry Non-Discrimination Act (FIND)what was introduced by US Representative Jack Bergman (MI-01).
“Recently, major financial institutions and other corporations have begun to adopt policies that have effectively restricted access to legal firearms far beyond the scope of current state and federal gun regulations,” says Hudson’s press release. “TheFIND Actwould solve this problem by preventing any company that discriminates against gun companies or associations from contracting or sub-contracting with the federal government – ensuring that federal funding is not used to advance these harmful policies .
The description of restrictive activity by financial institutions and corporations in the FIND Act is very similar to that of former Attorney General Eric Holder.Operation Chokepoint, by which banks and lenders halted lending and services to businesses that did not conform to the ideological positions of the Obama administration. Businesses targeted under Operation Chokepoint included payday lenders and gun dealers.